Top 5 stories on SummitDaily.com for the week of Dec. 24
Editor’s note: Stories in this list received the most page views on SummitDaily.com for the past week.
The hype over a giant walk-through ice castle in the middle of Dillon was high as the crew spent hours building up the attraction in the middle of Town Park. Facing warm temperatures early on, the group of 15 to 20 builders worked relentlessly to build a maze of tunnels, fountains and a 50-foot ice slide before opening on Dec. 28. At night, the castle glows with turquoise and lavender lights embedded in the ice. For tickets and information, go to icecastles.com/dillon.
A hole that appeared on an Interstate 70 bridge at the bottom of Floyd Hill couldn’t have come at a more inconvenient time, causing a major headache for the many travelers headed to the mountains to celebrate the holiday weekend. Westbound traffic was backed up for more than four miles after the state had to close a lane in that direction on Friday, and the lane didn’t open until the early morning hours on Saturday.
A 40-year-old man was killed Thursday after being caught in a snow-level lift he was working on at Loveland Ski Area. Denver7 later reported the employee was identified by his family as Adam Lee, a father who moved back to Colorado this past summer.
After years of talking about it, Breckenridge is finally getting serious about building a town-owned campground within walking distance of downtown businesses. Discussions at the Dec. 12 council meeting, along with a memo from Breckenridge Director of Recreation Scott Reid, revealed what such a campground might look like, along with a few amenities, some concerns and a possible location.
A two-vehicle Christmas Day crash on Interstate 70 that killed three people Monday night was caused by a driver traveling in the wrong direction. A 2003 Dodge Caravan driven by an 86-year-old man was traveling west in an eastbound lane when it struck a 2001 Dodge pickup truck driven by a 24-year-old Strasburg man who was in the correct lane.
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